Xinjiang Syllabus: Key readings and resources on the repression of Uyghurs and other non-Han indigenous peoples
Here is an intentionally short list of key readings, evidence and resources regarding the crisis in Xinjiang / East Turkestan. See the link to the UHRP bibliography at the end for a more complete list of news and academic references.
SHORT OVERVIEW, FIRST PERSON ACCOUNT:
On security, the terrorism issue and relationship to Global War on Terror (short):
On digital surveillance, the camps (short):
History of the region since ancient times, though most coverage is of modern period. The last chapter covers 2005 to 2020 and offers my interpretation of why this is happening):
EVIDENCE AND SOURCES:
The Xinjiang Documentation Project (University of British Columbia) (on-going repository of important materials)
The Uyghur Tribunal (includes links to documents and testimony by experts worldwide, up to Dec. 2021)
Articles on the camps, labor and birth suppression:
Zenz, Adrian. ‘Thoroughly reforming them towards a healthy heart attitude’: China’s political re-education campaign in Xinjiang Central Asian Survey 38 (1), 102–128
Zenz, Adrian. “Sterilizations, IUDs, and Coercive Birth Prevention: The CCP’s Campaign to Suppress Uyghur Birth Rates in Xinjiang.” China Brief 20 (12)
Zenz, Adrian. “Beyond the Camps: Beijing’s Long-Term Scheme of Coercive Labor, Poverty Alleviation and Social Control in Xinjiang.” Journal of Political Risk 7 (12)
On forced labor and involvement of Chinese and international firms:
On forced labor and cotton supply chains:
Murphy, Laura T. et al. “Laundering Cotton: How Xinjiang Cotton is Obscured in International Supply Chains.” Sheffield, United Kingdom: Sheffield Hallam University Helena Kennedy Centre, November 2021.
On forced labor and solar equipment supply chains:
Murphy, Laura. and Nyrola Elimä. “In Broad Daylight: Uyghur Forced Labour and Global Solar Supply Chains.” Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Hallam University Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice, May 2021.
On forced labor and PVC production (used in vinyl flooring):
Murphy, Laura T., Jim Vallette and Nyrola Elimä. “Built on Repression: PVC Building Materials’ Reliance on Labor and Environmental Abuses in the Uyghur Region.” Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Hallam University Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice, June 2022.
On destruction of mosques, cemeteries and other Uyghur cultural patrimony:
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